Gajasahini, Gajasāhiṇi, Gaja-sahini: 2 definitions



Gajasahini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Gajasāhiṇi (गजसाहिणि).—The infantry was under the control of senādhipati. cavalry under aśvasāhiṇi and elephentry under the gajasāhiṇi. Sāhiṇi can be interpreted as the master infantry.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Gaja-sāhiṇi.—(IE 8-3; EI 27), same as Gaja-sāhaṇi, Gaja- sādhanika; leader of the elephant corps; cf. Sāhiṇi or Sāhaṇī, derived from Sādhanika. Note: gaja-sāhiṇi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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